Gorgeous 16" antique French Bebe by Francois Gaultier Firm, circa 1886. Bebe has the most intoxicating look with "first out of the mold" modeling, fabulous facial painting and she's perfect in every way! She is so stunning - just look at those eyes!!! Her BIG BLUE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT EYES are so beautiful surrounded by thick dark eyeliner and lushly-painted dark lashes any girl would be jealous of! Her painting is superb - she has rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows and accented nostrils and eye corners. Her CLOSED MOUTH with outlined lips has the hint of a tongue between her lips (like a Bru). She wears a fabulous antique brunette mohair wig (which I have added) with the original ribbon still in her hair. And she has her original cork pate and original french body. I think she is the prettiest FG I have ever owned (she looks more like a block letter) and she's in a great cabinet size!
Her Velvet dress is a gorgeous shade of royal blue with antique valenciennes lace at the yoke and lace-accented at collar, cuffs and skirt. There are 8 antique buttons down the front and a pretty antique "ruby" brooch doll pin. The dress is a princess style with a dropped waist and a big velvet bow bow at the back - she is all dressed in her Sunday best! Her bonnet is a beautiful antique confection made of straw embellished with daisies and forget-me-nots and lined in the original silk in great condition. She has blue glass earrings in her pierced ears. She wears her french blue socks and antique keystone shoes. Underneath she wears her matching slip & bloomers.
*I will be happy to do up to a 6-month layaway on this gorgeous bebe.
Marks: (On Head) 6 F.G. (In Scroll)
Condition: Perfect bisque socket head (No Hairlines, Cracks, Chips or Restoration). Excellent quality bisque and painting. She has her original fully jointed french composition and wood body in excellent condition.
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*A beautiful example of an FG Scroll for the serious collector!
*FINAL DEDUCTION ON THIS BEAUTY!
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